Irénée Pelletier

Irénée Pelletier (17 March 1939 – 11 February 1994) was a Liberal party member of the House of Commons of Canada. He was born in Saint-André, New Brunswick and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree at St. Francis Xavier University in Halifax. He then earned a PhD in political science at France's University of Toulouse.[1] He became a professor and author by career.

Irénée Pelletier
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Sherbrooke
In office
30 October 1972 – 3 September 1984
Preceded byPaul Mullins Gervais
Succeeded byJean Charest
Personal details
Born(1939-03-17)17 March 1939
Saint-André, New Brunswick, Canada
Died11 February 1994(1994-02-11) (aged 54)
Political partyLiberal
ResidenceSherbrooke, Quebec

Pelletier represented the Quebec federal riding of Sherbrooke where he won in the 1972 federal election. Pelletier won re-election in the 1974, 1979 and 1980 federal elections, but lost in 1984 to Jean Charest of the Progressive Conservative party.

Pelletier served four consecutive terms from the 29th to the 32nd Canadian Parliaments. He also participated in various international delegations, and served with the Royal Canadian Air Force between 1960 and 1962.[1]


  1. ^ a b c Normandin, Pierre G. (1982–1983). Canadian Parliamentary Guide.

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